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Old 09-01-2004, 04:14 PM   #1651
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I am curious where everyone gets their decals for the different liveries now that the AMS sets are no longer available?
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Old 09-01-2004, 04:37 PM   #1652
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After seeing those cool F201 at TCS Nat, I'm itchy to get one for myself.

I'm confused with which one to get and what hopup are really needed.

I notice that there are a regular F201 and a Tuned Version.

The Tuned Version is almost double the price. From the list of extra goodies, I think only the alloy motor mount is useful. Am I right?

If I get the regular version, what hopups do I need? I don't need alloy parts if it doesn't do anything other than the cool factor....
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Old 09-01-2004, 04:43 PM   #1653
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I would also say that the alum rear brace and alum rocker arms are good hopups. Those plus the alum motor mount will set you back around $110, so the tuned kit is a pretty good deal considering you also get universals and other goodies.. You should get the lightweight diff ourdrives for either kit, though. Neither comes with them.
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After seeing those cool F201 at TCS Nat, I'm itchy to get one for myself.

I'm confused with which one to get and what hopup are really needed.

I notice that there are a regular F201 and a Tuned Version.

The Tuned Version is almost double the price. From the list of extra goodies, I think only the alloy motor mount is useful. Am I right?

If I get the regular version, what hopups do I need? I don't need alloy parts if it doesn't do anything other than the cool factor....
Important options to gets for F201:

2 x Lightweight diff drives
Alloy Motor Mount
High Speed gear set
Type A Rubbers F/R
Turnbuckle set
5 volt mini fan

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Old 09-01-2004, 04:48 PM   #1655
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To everyone interested in my setup, I'm just about done with my race and setup report. I will be putting it out to everyone by Thursday instead of Friday. If you haven't already PM'd me requesting it, please do ASAP.
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Old 09-01-2004, 04:52 PM   #1656
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To everyone interested in my setup, I'm just about done with my race and setup report. I will be putting it out to everyone by Thursday instead of Friday. If you haven't already PM'd me requesting it, please do ASAP.
neil.. would you mind if i posted that on the TAOB website?
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Old 09-01-2004, 06:58 PM   #1657
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I'm sure Jake would like to get it posted on www.formula1-rc.com as well.
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What's a good budget esc that's small enough? I'm thinking about getting a Futaba MC330CR. Any good?
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Old 09-02-2004, 12:08 AM   #1659
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What's a good budget esc that's small enough? I'm thinking about getting a Futaba MC330CR. Any good?
Currently have a MC800 and MC230 and both work fine for stock motors in my F201. MC330CR should be enough and good value as well.
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Old 09-02-2004, 09:03 AM   #1660
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To all those who requested my setup. I have replied and have sent it out. If anyone has any questions, please ask me here on this thread.
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neil.. would you mind if i posted that on the TAOB website?
Chris, YGPM.
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Old 09-02-2004, 09:28 AM   #1662
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Neil, which ESC did you use?

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Old 09-02-2004, 09:29 AM   #1663
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Originally posted by over gear
After seeing those cool F201 at TCS Nat, I'm itchy to get one for myself.

I'm confused with which one to get and what hopup are really needed.

I notice that there are a regular F201 and a Tuned Version.

The Tuned Version is almost double the price. From the list of extra goodies, I think only the alloy motor mount is useful. Am I right?

If I get the regular version, what hopups do I need? I don't need alloy parts if it doesn't do anything other than the cool factor....
The tuned kit does give you a fair amount of hop-ups for the money but does not come with everything you need.

The inportant hop-up to get are:

Lightweight diffs (not included in tuned kit)
better diff balls (ceramic or carbide, not included in tuned kit)
front universals
Aluminum motor mount
Aluminum motor guard
new lower suspension arms
turnbuckles
2 spring kits
fr & re shock piston sets
upgrade prop shafts ( not included in tuned kit )


The hop-ups below are nice to have but not important and do come in the tuned kit

aluminum rocker arms
aluminum shock bodies ( smoother than plastic but leak )
rear universals
lightweight counter gears


When in comes to the body regardless of the livery you want to run, stick with a Ferrari or Type A body, the Williams front wing creates too much front downforce at high speed and screws up the balance of the car.
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What's a good budget esc that's small enough? I'm thinking about getting a Futaba MC330CR. Any good?
Here's a couple suggestions,
GM V3R- I use one in mine, small and very reliable,handles motors down to 18T. $59 from Horizon.
GM V6R- I've had one for about 3 years,very reliable it handles motors down to 12t, 10t if you use the option heat sink. $79 from Horizon
Hitec HFX- I just got one, haven't used it yet, but I have heard a lot of good things about it (that's why I bought it) handles motors down to 10t. $58 from Horizon.

.Neil's Da Man , Thanks for the setup, when you offered your setup I figured it was a standard setup sheet, not a whole setup breakdown, awesome!! Thanks for sharing the knowledge dude.
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Old 09-02-2004, 01:01 PM   #1665
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To all those who requested my setup. I have replied and have sent it out. If anyone has any questions, please ask me here on this thread.
thanks Neil!!
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